Weather

Victoria enjoys the mildest climate in Canada.  Flowers blossom year round,  a result of an average of 2,183 hours of sunshine each year.  Greater Victoria is one of Canada's driest areas, with an  average rainfall of 592 millimetres (23 inches) and occasional light snowfall, substantially less than recorded precipitation in Vancouver, B.C. or Seattle, Washington.

Spring is mild and can start as early as February.  Cherry blossoms inundate the streets in March.

Summers are pleasantly warm and dry, but rarely too hot.  There is low humidity and almost constant offshore breezes to keep summer days from ever getting too hot and keeping summer evenings cool.  Rainfall for the summer is very low, less than 2.5 centimetres (1 inch).

September is usually sunny and warm.  The change in colour of the leaves signals an end to summer and the cooler, shorter days of fall.

Winters are moderate with usually minimal snow, but warm clothing is recommended between November and March.

Average Monthly Temperatures ( in degrees Celsius, then degrees Fahrenheit)

January:  6.5 (44)
February:  8.4 (47)
March:  10.2 (50)
April:  12.9 (55)
May:  16.3 (61)
June:  19.3 (67)
July :  21.8 (71)
August:  21.8 (71)
September:  19.1 (67)
October:  14.1 (57)
November:  9.4 (49)
December:  6.8 (45)